Everett Transit bus fares may increase
Everett Transit is considering fare increases that would take effect in 2019. All fares would go up by 25 cents. Adult fares would go up another 25 cents in 2020.
The change would generate an estimated $1.6 million in revenue over five years. Most of that would go toward upgrades required for city buses to stay in the regional ORCA card network.
The increases were recommended Wednesday at the City Council’s budget committee. Public hearings are likely to follow. Everett Transit’s budget also is expected to be part of talks this year about the city’s long-term needs to balance spending and income.
More info: everetttransit.org
Learn about Habitat’s Honduras trip
Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County plans a 10-day building trip in Honduras from Aug. 18-26. An informational meeting about the trip is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Lynnwood office, 16929 Highway 99. The team will take 20 people of all ages to Gracias, Lempira. Volunteers will mix cement by hand, dig trenches for foundations, move piles of cinder block, or lay blocks to build walls. There also will be time for sightseeing.
More info: Katie Rickel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-405-7156
Descendant offers a look at Lincoln
Richard Hanks, history professor, archivist and descendant of President Abraham Lincoln, gives a personal look at Lincoln’s life and beliefs at 6 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The program is sponsored by the library and the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable.
Hanks, who was born and raised in Beardstown, Illinois, near towns where Lincoln spent his early years, lives on Camano Island and is president of the Stanwood Area Historical Society.
More info: 425-257-7640
Give input on 168th Street
Do you live or work in the Meadowdale Neighborhood or have kids that attend Beverly Elementary, Meadowdale Elementary, Meadowdale Middle or Meadowdale High School? Parents and students are invited to an open house, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Meadowdale Middle School, 6500 168th St. SW.
Lynnwood plans to make safety improvements to 168th Street SW between 44th Avenue and the Meadowdale playfields, particularly for students and families walking and cycling to school.
RSVP is requested at www.facebook.com/LynnwoodWA.
More info: 425-670-5209
Care during mental health emergencies
Sno-Isle Libraries’ “Issues that Matter” series continues with “Caring for Someone During a Mental Health Emergency,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. “Transform Your Boundaries” author Sarri Gilman, Dr. Howard Aposhyan and clinical social worker Charlene Ray share ways to understand mental health challenges and how to find help and support.
More info: www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter